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Review: Tao Lin's Richard Yates

When this review is posted online, 27-year-old Tao Lin will quickly send out its URL in a tweet and file it on his website's meticulously maintained record of press coverage.
A better stunt: Lin transcends his self-promotion
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  October 15, 2010

Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

No matter how many books she sells, no matter how many billions the movies make, no matter what significance her huge success has for the future of Western culture, there's no excuse for Stephenie Meyer's terrible writing.
Blood simpletons: Eclipse needs a transfusion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010

Interview: Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning may be just 16 years old, but already she’s built a body of work that shames some starlets twice her age.
Runaway talent
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 16, 2010

Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010

Review: The Runaways

The mid 1970s was a time of tight pants and even tighter radio playlists.
Doesn't quite take them back home
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010

Crossword: ''Go digital''

Turning over a new page
Turning over a new page
By MATT JONES  |  April 01, 2009


Review: Phoebe in Wonderland

No, not every movie with a precocious, infectiously cute young girl has to star Dakota Fanning — there's also her sister Elle.
An awkward yet rewarding wonderment
By TOM MEEK  |  March 11, 2009

Review: Push

Teens with special powers? A government conspiracy?
If Dakota Fanning were truly clairvoyant, she might not have made this movie.
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  February 11, 2009

The parent trap

Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2009

Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees

The real heroine is Dakota Fanning, an actress capable of conveying guilt, nerves, and idealism all at once.  
A throwback, coming-of-age film
By JENNY HALPER  |  October 16, 2008



Those undaunted or attracted by the hysteria will wonder what the fuss is about as they discover that Hounddog’s biggest offense is Fanning’s renditions of the Elvis tune.
A trite rehash of second-rate Southern Gothic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2008

Charlotte's Web

This live-action adaptation of E.B. White’s hallowed classic runs out of gas once the cows start farting. Watch the trailer for Charlotte's Web  (QuickTime)
 Unravels fast
By ALICIA POTTER  |  December 13, 2006


“My name is Violet, and I was born into a world you may not understand.”
Comics used to level coffee tables have better stories
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 08, 2006